Dangerous sex offender on the run after cutting off tracking device

A dangerous sex offender is on the run from police in WA after cutting off his tracking device.

Described as violent and dangerous, Patrick Lennard Narrier is on parole and supposed to be on strict supervision orders.

But on Tuesday night in Forrestfield, he cut off his tracking device.

Patrick Lennard Narrier is on the run after cutting off his tracking device. Source: 7 News

Narrier was released on parole in November even though he was considered a serious risk to the public.

His criminal history is lengthy and alarming.

In 1993, he dragged a 12-year-old girl out of her home at knifepoint, undressed her and punched her in the face.

Neighbours stopped him as he was unbuttoning his pants.

He was jailed for five years, but after his release he broke into two homes in one night.

He raped one woman and tried to rape another.

He served 12 years behind bars, during which time he was part of a riot at Casuarina Prison.

Some of his 50 parole conditions include taking anti-libido medication and wearing a tracking device at all times.

One of Narrier’s strict parole conditions was to wear a tracking device, similar to this, at all times. Source: 7 News

After cutting off his tracking device, it took police 18 hours to send out a public alert.

WA Police told 7 News the delay in issuing an alert was based on “operational necessity” and the “contemporary risk to the community.”

Right now, there is a statewide alert for Narrier and on Wednesday night police are knocking on the doors of known associates.

Anyone with information on Narrier’s whereabouts are urged to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page.